BANDING TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSEMon 23rd October 2023
Cherry Burton Arts are hosting a special event to help boost funds for the Village Hall. The music evening on FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 7.30pm will feature no less than FOUR local bands that have their roots in Cherry Burton- the small village just north of Beverley.
There will be sets from THE MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, MIDNIGHT FLYERS, CHERRY BURTONES and THE BAY HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE.
The event has been described as a ‘glorious entertaining mixture of songs, tunes and styles from four very different local acts all with Cherry Burton connections-most of the musicians live there!
The first ‘Hall Together Now’ event took place in February 2020 just before lockdown which proved very popular and raised much needed funding for the hall upkeep. That night concluded with a grand finale with all the musicians and singers onstage belting out The Beatles song ‘All Together Now’.
This year, it is hoped a rendition of The Farm’s hit ‘All Together Now’ will finish the evening with everyone on stage once again.
From the unaccompanied barber-shop style vocals of the Cherry Burtones, through the great songs and playing of Midnight Flyers, and The Men of a Certain Age plus the eclectic mix of material from The Bay Horsemen of the Apocalypse-this should be a great night from start to finish.
The Cherry Burtones vocal quartet have a great collection of songs that appeal to all ages - Andy Bunney and Andrew Kneeshaw both live in the village, with Andy Nunn and John Seaman making up the ranks.
Another band with village links which are now unavailable for this event is Strawberry Moon, though Dez Allenby from the group will now appear with Martin Peirson as The Men of a Certain Age- (both also live in Cherry Burton) the collective nickname for the musicians that can often be seen backing Henry Priestman.
Midnight Flyers recently played to a packed Village Hall with their Songs by The Eagles show- and return in a slightly more acoustic format. Villager Andrew Kneeshaw from the band recalls how the group actually formed after an impromptu session at a village pub acoustic night!
Finally The Bay Horsemen of the Apocalypse trio all live in the village with their set of catchy self penned songs, toe tapping tunes and evergreen classics.
Attenders can bring their own drinks and glasses, and there will be a raffle to help boost the cause.
Cherry Burton Arts organiser Jayne Scott added “We have some wonderful arts events in the hall- and to have another night to support the ongoing fundraising appeal seemed like a good idea-especially involving these home-grown acts!
We have plans to improve accessibility to the hall which doesn’t come cheap so we are very grateful for these musicians giving their precious weekend time to help out!”
Tickets (£10) are available in advance from https://wegottickets.com/cherryburtonarts,
Costcutter Cherry Burton.
Info tel: 07399 568834